Ryan holds a professional archaeological licence (P208) and has 19 years of experience. He has carried out hundreds of archaeological assessments in all Stages. He completed an MA in Anthropology, a BA (Hon) and a BEd, all from Trent University. Ryan has archaeological field experience in Northern Ontario and internationally in Belize. Ryan has undertaken major cultural resource assessments for all aspects of development including Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ministry of Transportation as well as mining development, private subdivision development, infrastructure development, and forestry projects. Ryan has also worked for northeastern municipalities, First Nations and Métis communities. He specialises in archaeological predictive modelling, archaeological resource management, and public education.